Lake Seminole Fishing Report April 2014
Seminole: Level: 0.9 feet above full pool. Temp: 62 degrees. Clarity: Muddy.
Bass: Good. Tournament angler Matt Baty reports, “The bass are in two stages right now, either prespawn or spawn. The prespawn fish are still staging near spawning flats and mouths of spawning coves. These prespawners can be picked off with shallow-running crankbaits such as a Spro Fat John in citrus shad or either a bladed jig in black/blue with a Big Bite Baits 5-inch Cane Thumper in hematoma as the trailer. Use 16-lb. Sunline FC Sniper fluorocarbon for either of these techniques. Beating the banks really seemed to pay off for the Elite Series guys, and you can use these same to lures to fish banks on the main lake. These areas are holding fish because of the sand near the bank where the fish are either spawning or moving up to spawn. With the muddy water, sight fishing is tough on the lake but can still be done in backwater ponds where the water is clear. If you are not familiar with the lake, use your Lowrance Electronics with Insight mapping to see them on the map. Most of the ponds off of Spring Creek and Fish Pond Drain stay clear year-round. When searching for spawning fish, use a good pair of polarized glasses, and cast around as you are looking. A good bait to fish while searching is a 7-inch Big Bite Baits Sugar Cane worm in green pumpkin. Rig this on a Fish Catchin Fool Bobber Stopper, FCF 3/16-oz. tungsten and a 4/0 Gamakatsu Offset Worm Hook. This bait is deadly around bass that are cruising.”
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